Bridgestone World Solar Challenge to be held next year
Bridgestone Corporation’s title sponsor event, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019, the world’s foremost solar technology and advanced engineering challenge.
The event will be held in Australia from October 13 to 20, 2019.
With this event, the Japanese tyre making company Bridgestone aims to promote the development of environmental technologies and thereby contribute to the realization of a sustainable society. “In addition, we hope to aid the ambitions of the young engineers that will support the future,” said the Bridgestone.
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge race, which dates back more than 30 years to 1987, covers a 3,000 km route spanning from Darwin on the northern edge of Australia to Adelaide on the southern edge. Contestants run the course over a period of about five days. In 2017, a total of 38 teams, consisting largely of university students from 19 countries and regions, took part in the event.
Bridgestone has been the title sponsor of this event, and has continuously supplied teams with solar car tires since 2013.